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Things to do in London this weekend

What you doing this weekend, London? There are plenty of amazing Friday, Saturday and Sunday activities in London that'll see you right through til Monday.

Henry Hemming
By Time Out London Things To Do, Alexandra Sims and Angela Hui |
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Just because Easter's been and gone doesn't mean there's nothing to do. It's all happening this weekend in London and there's plenty of fun to be had. The Uniqlo Lates at Tate Modern is back on Friday and promises a late-night arty party to remember. Saturday sees a free two-day fitness festival called EleFit in Elephant and Castle. Don't forget to nab your spot early and cheer on runners at the big London Marathon kicking off this Sunday. Your weekend in London, sorted!

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What’s on this weekend?

Things to do, Sport events

London Marathon

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London
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If you're not a born athlete, join the crowds lining the world-famous 26.2-mile route. We recommend Tower Bridge, Embankment and the teary finish on The Mall. 

Uniqlo Tate Lates
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Things to do, Late openings

Uniqlo Lates at Tate Modern

icon-location-pin Tate Modern, South Bank
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The Tate Modern's late-night shindig returns, this time celebrating wacky sculptor Franz West. As well as heaps of modern art, you can discover pro-LGBT+ performances, textile-making classes, pin-badge workshops and more.

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Things to do, Festivals

Family Tree Live

icon-location-pin Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill
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Obsessed with ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Join two days of lectures, workshops and displays on family lineage. Then find out if you're the heir to an eccentric Prussian count's fortune. 

Vaisakhi Festival
Raj Gedhu
Things to do, Festivals

Vaisakhi Festival

icon-location-pin Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden
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This worldwide celebration will bring thousands of revellers to Trafalgar Square. Expect talks, traditional food, turban-tying and a jam-packed programme of live performances and kirtan (spiritual music).

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Things to do, Festivals

EleFit

icon-location-pin Castle Square, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle
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For once, we recommend not skipping the gym this weekend: this two-day fitness festival features R&B yoga from Gymbox, A Ministry of Sound '80s fitness class, over-65s cheerleading and healthy treats for anyone flagging. 

Things to do, Markets and fairs

Classic Car Boot Sale

icon-location-pin Granary Square, King's Cross
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Traders flog all manner of wares, including vintage clothing and craft beer, from some very handsome pre-1989 vehicles

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Restaurants, Chinese

Restaurant of the Week: Kaki

icon-location-pin Pentonville

A Sichuan restaurant in King's Cross. Go for the bold flavours and portions that'll make you wish you'd brought ten friends. 

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Theatre, Musicals

‘Sweet Charity’

icon-location-pin Donmar Warehouse, Covent Garden
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The classical musical gets an Andy Warhol makeover in Josie Rourke's Donmar swansong. Anne-Marie Duff is glorious in the title role. 

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Things to do, Markets and fairs

Dulwich Spring Market

icon-location-pin St Barnabas Parish Hall, Dulwich Village
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There'll be 60 independent traders at the SoLo Craft Fair in Dulwich Village, so head down to pick up some jewellery, ceramics and candles. If that isn't enough there'll be free sweets. 

Things to do, Food and drink events

Chilli Sauce Championships

icon-location-pin Balham Bowls Club, Balham
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Hot damn! Chilli brewers and heat lovers unite to judge London's best homemade hot sauces, with a second judging category for spicy jams, pickles, chutneys and preserves.

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Film, Drama

Eighth Grade

A teenage girl grappling with social media, school and growing up. This warm coming-of-age movie from YouTube star-turned-director Bo Burnham. 

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Theatre, Drama

‘Three Sisters’

icon-location-pin Almeida Theatre, Barnsbury
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Chekhov's classic directed by rising star Rebecca Frecknall. Patsy Ferran, Pearl Chanda and Ria Zmitrowicz are stunning siblings. 

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Things to do, Quirky events

Rave of Thrones

icon-location-pin Electric Brixton, Brixton
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An enormous immersive ‘GoT’ dance party, featuring blizzard machines, impromptu sword battles and Hodor himself on the DJ decks. Hodor! 

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Things to do, Festivals

Fertility Fest 2019

icon-location-pin Barbican Centre, Barbican
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Yup: it's an entire festival about fertility. The headline show is ‘Avalanche: A Love Story’ (Saturday April 27-May 12) in which Maxine Peake stars in an adaptation of Julia Leigh's IVF memoir.

William Eggleston 'Untitled' (c. 1977) © Eggleston Artistic Trust. Image courtesy of Eggleston Artistic Trust and David Zwirner
Art

William Eggleston: ‘2¼’

icon-location-pin David Zwirner, Mayfair
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Perfectly lit photographs of America by a true master of the form. It doesn't matter if he's shooting a car or a person, Eggles always creates beauty and unease. 

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Kit Oates
Things to do, Festivals

Pebblefest

icon-location-pin Flat Iron Square, Southwark
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This planet-friendy festival brings together loads of ethical brands. There's a free plant-based brunch from Rude Health and beer from Toast Ale, brewed using leftover bread. 

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Things to do, Classes and workshops

Covent Garden Photography Tour

icon-location-pin Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden
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Unleash your inner Rankin at this photo workshop. Explore the area's backstreets with your lens before discussing your work. 

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Paul Clarke
Museums

London Transport Museum Depot Open Day

icon-location-pin London Transport Museum Depot, South Acton
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Please mind the gap and take a deep dive into London Transport's Museum's fascinating working store containing over 320,000 vintage items. There's also a whole trainload of activities including craft workshops, rides on the open-air miniature railway and life-size heritage vehicles. 

Things to do, Food and drink events

Yard Sale Pizza x Matty Matheson

icon-location-pin Various London locations, London
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You're going to want a pizza this before it goes off the menu. Culinary badboy Matty Matheson and Yard Sale Pizza collaboration have teamed up together to bring you a bagel-inspired 'Brick Lane Bad Boy' pizza topped with pastrami, gherkins, pickled cabbage and hot mustard.

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Restaurants, British

Unity Diner

icon-location-pin Shoreditch

A cool non-profit vegan diner in Hoxton. Their guilt-free plant-based burgers and hot dogs are so good you won't even miss the meat. 

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Derek Jarman 'Untitled (Ship in Bottle)' (1989). Image courtesy of Amanda Wilkinson Gallery, London and Keith Collins Will Trust
Art

Derek Jarman: ‘Shadow Is the Queen of Colour’

icon-location-pin Amanda Wilkinson, Soho
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Grimy sculptural paintings by one of our great cultural polymaths. Their delicate, rough beauty is totally entrancing.

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Film, Drama

Styx

A taut moral thriller about a woman on a dream trip that takes a horrifying turn. It's a masterful, nail-biting watch.

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Annie Charman
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Green Rooms Market at Dulwich Picture Gallery

icon-location-pin Dulwich Picture Gallery, Dulwich Village
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Dulwich Picture Gallery goes green with this independent plant trader takeover, plus drinks and street food. 

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